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Modellers: don’t risk blindness, abide by 1980s mantra

David Jeffery, Teignmouth TQ14
11 December 2015
 

I have read the unfolding case of ‘modelling: misuses, mistakes and misconceptions’ with interest (ibid). There is clearly a degree of soul searching and introspection going on here, but the debate is not new and as ever, history has a lesson.  

Those of us who worked on traffic modelling at TRL in the 1980s were kept on the straight and narrow by colleague Neil Duncan with his admonition: “The stimulation of simulation is greater than the pleasurement of measurement...

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